Sunday, May 28, 2017

M&A

Asian-American group to buy Fidelity for US$1.84bn

Asian-American group to buy Fidelity for US$1.84bn

CF Corp announced it would buy the US annuities and life insurer via an all-cash transaction.

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Doubts on HDFC Life, Max Life merger unresolved

Doubts on HDFC Life, Max Life merger unresolved

The proposed merger has not received any opinion from the country’s attorney general.

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Tokio Marine to pare down stake in Malaysia business

Tokio Marine to pare down stake in Malaysia business

The move is part of Bank Negara Malaysia’s ruling for foreign insurers to cut their stake to 70% in local life insurers.

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Foreign insurers eyeing up Syarikat Takaful Malaysia

Foreign insurers eyeing up Syarikat Takaful Malaysia

A number of foreign insurers have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the takaful operator.

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U Mobile, Sun Life ink insurance deal

U Mobile, Sun Life ink insurance deal

The partnership represents the first time any Malaysian telco has offered life insurance to its customers.

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Insurance M&A scaled back in 2016

Insurance M&A scaled back in 2016

There were signs of retreat across all sectors last year, a new study by investment manager Conning suggests.

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Anbang-owned Fidea set for relaunch

Anbang-owned Fidea set for relaunch

Acquired by Anbang two years ago, the Belgian insurer is now focusing more on long-term returns.

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Samsung Fire & Marine buys 20% of Vietnamese insurer

Samsung Fire & Marine buys 20% of Vietnamese insurer

The Korean insurer will buy the stake in PJICO from Vietnam’s largest petrol dealer for US$23.4m.

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Korea approves Mirae’s acquisition of PCA Life

Korea approves Mirae’s acquisition of PCA Life

After the acquisition Mirae will become the country’s fifth-largest life insurer based on asset size.

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AIG completes sale of Fuji Life to FWD

AIG completes sale of Fuji Life to FWD

The Japanese insurer will become a wholly owned subsidiary of FWD and will continue to operate under its current name.

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Allianz and HSBC fail to reach Malaysia deal

Allianz and HSBC fail to reach Malaysia deal

The German insurer’s bid to buy HSBC Amanah Takaful has ended after the camps failed to find agreement.

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Aviva acquires entire shareholding in Vietnam JV

Aviva acquires entire shareholding in Vietnam JV

The former joint venture with VietinBank is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the British insurer.

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Bigger M&A deals are more risky, says AIG

Bigger M&A deals are more risky, says AIG

A study reveals that the larger the M&A deal, the greater the chance of major unknown liabilities.

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FWD in talks to buy SCB life insurance unit

FWD in talks to buy SCB life insurance unit

The potential US$3bn deal would be the largest insurance M&A transaction in South-East Asia.

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Anbang’s US$1.6bn Fidelity deal collapses

Anbang’s US$1.6bn Fidelity deal collapses

The Chinese insurer has failed to secure the required regulatory approvals to acquire Fidelity & Guaranty Life.

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Sumitomo, BNP to develop low-cost Japan policies

Sumitomo, BNP to develop low-cost Japan policies

The Japanese bank and French insurance arm will jointly develop products targeting home loan applicants.

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Allianz names regional corporate development head

Allianz names regional corporate development head

Julia Zheng Kuik’s focus will be on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and new partnerships.

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Growing crackdown in China insurance industry

Growing crackdown in China insurance industry

Analysts expect more regulatory scrutiny after an investigation on the country’s insurance watchdog head.

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